I’m heading to CES 2018, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas next week.And there’s one gadget that I wish I had.Travelmate Robotics will show off its autonomous suitcase, which is a robot on wheels that follows you around.Travelmate Robotics developed the suitcase in San Francisco, and it raised $793,538 in an Indiegogo campaign a year ago.The suitcase lights up with different patterns, and it responds to both gestures and voice commands.If you want to give it a name, like Terminator T-1000, you can do so and it will respond to you.
The American team behind Travelmate is based in San Francisco and has created a fully featured robot in the form of a suitcase that follows you around on its own.It's perfect when you're going to work, walking to school, traveling or even when you're shopping.Google uses the most common searches to improve its results.With Travelmate, you see something that combines robotics with adaptive elements of artificial intelligence that uses data to navigate through obstacles, adjust its speed and go through crowds without losing you.There is a lot of speculation about what artificial intelligence eventually leads to.In science fiction and in Hollywood movies, you see robots eventually gaining sentience and often revolting against their human captors.
p Microsoft didn’t have to do a whole lot to build Windows 10 S: it essentially is a pared-down version of Windows 10 that restricts you to apps from the Windows Store and could therefore be more secure and offer better battery life on laptops than those running the full-fledged OS.However, going down the S path means giving up the ability to run apps from outside the store, and that includes things like Google Chrome.So is there an upside to the new OS for users?I think so – particularly if you’re buying a new laptop.While Microsoft’s new Surface Laptop – which is a flagship device meant to showcase the new OS – starts at $1,000, there are far cheaper options to be had, like the $300 HP ProBook x360 Education Edition and Acer’s TravelMate Spin B1.Both 11-inch convertible devices are aimed at students, feature touchscreen displays, come with decent hardware and promise over 10 hours of battery life.
p Windows 10 S is barely out of the gate in terms of its reveal earlier today, but hardware manufacturers are wasting no time in announcing new hardware that will support the operating system.One of the first to make such an announcement is Acer, which has just unveiled its new TravelMate Spin B1 convertible.Not only does this have the distinction of being Acer’s first Windows 10 S machine, but it’s also the first TravelMate convertible.That means the notebook will feature a 360-degree hinge that allows the display to rotate into the four usage modes most of us expect out of a convertible: laptop, stand, tent, and tablet.Acer is looking to bring this particular convertible into the classroom, hoping that its its four configurations make it an attractive machine for both teachers and students.The TravelMate Spin B1 also comes with a few features that should help it stand up to some abuse.
p If you're a student or teacher, you can now pick up the first convertible 2-in-1 device to leverage the strengths of Microsoft's new Windows 10 S education OS.Microsoft is leaving the low-end Windows 10 S education PC market to its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners, and will instead focus on positioning its Surface Laptop to compete against the Apple MacBook, which is popular among higher-education students.Acer is an important Microsoft OEM, and it’s acting fast to jump into the fray against Google’s Chromebook education initiative.First out of the gate is the Acer TravelMate Spin B1, a convertible 2-in-1 device that ships with Windows 10 S education OS, Cortana, Continuum, and Ink, along with an active pen that works with the obligatory touchscreen display.This is the first convertible in the TravelMate line, and it features a 360-degree hinge that supports the four standard modes — stand, tent, tablet, and traditional notebook.The TravelMate Spin B1 offers an 11.6-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) display.
The Acer TravelMate P4 laptop is now available in the United States, the company has announced.The model is offered in both 14-inch and 15.6-inch sizes, both running Windows 10 Pro and sporting security features like a fingerprint reader and a smart card reader.Says Acer, it designed the TravelMate P4 to be tough enough for someone who frequently travels, including rigorous testing across categories like humidity, vibrations, and more.The Acer TravelMate P4 doesn t target the thinnest sizes or the sexiest designs, instead focusing on the needs of serious users who spend a lot of time on the road or in the air though it is still quite thin at 0.8-inches .The laptop s lid can be folded back 180-degrees, while the display itself can be had at resolutions up to 1920 x 1080.According to Acer, the P4 features battery life up to 8 hours per charge, and features corporate-level features that include a Trusted Platform Module TPM 2.0 chip, the company s own ProShield Manager, support for Windows Hello, and Acer Office Manager.
Hewlett-Packard isn t the only company talking about the security features of its notebooks for the business sector.Acer updated its family of TravelMate P4 commercial notebooks in the United States, offering a great balance of security and productivity for businesses.Now offered in 14-inch and 15.6-inch designs, the new models are based on Windows 10 Pro and include integrated hardware security solutions like smartcard readers and touch fingerprint scanners.Acer s announcement on Wednesday specifically stated the TravelMate P449 14-inch model and the TravelMate P459 15.6-inch model, which at the time of this article were not listed on Acer s website in the U.S.However, these two laptops are available overseas in several different configurations meeting the budgets of every business.The local Acer website currently only lists three configurations of the TravelMate P446.
the Future of the bag is a robot.the Robot has already started to vacuum our home.Now, it wants to move into our suitcases.If R2-D2 were a suitcase, it is not impossible that it would remind of the Travelmate.Behind the Travelmate is a robotföretag in San Francisco.They have made a prototype of a suitcase you do not have to carry or drive yourself.
Acer has a new notebook computer that is aimed at the professional user needing a portable device that has long run time per charge for all day use.The machine can run for 10 hours per charge thanks to power miserly hardware under the hood.The notebook can be fitted with Intel Core 6th generation processors, paired with DDR4 RAM.Storage is via an SSD to give the machine more run time and faster access to data and software.Copious use of aluminum is what allows the machine to weigh in at 3.3 pounds despite a 14-inch display.The 14-inch screen has IPS technology and 1920 x 1080 native resolution.
While fingerprint scanners were starting to become commonplace in smartphones, few laptops, and even fewer desktops, sported such sensors.With Acer's latest Windows 10 laptops, however, Microsoft is starting to put the focus on our fingers, advertising the ability securely and quickly log into those notebooks using only your finger.Like the Switch One 10, the V 10 model also performs multiple tasks in different forms, combining bending and detachable styles of 2-in-1 laptops.Available colors include Pearl White, Shale Black, Coral Red, Peacock Blue, and Navy Blue.Last but definitely not the least in any way is the new TravelMate P Series, made up of the 14-inch TravelMate P249 and the 15.6-inch TravelMate P259, both with Full HD backlit LED displays.It makes up for this by sporting solid hardware inside, like Intel's 6th gen Core processors and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 940M graphics chip.
On top of some sharper looks, Acer has implemented a latch-less magnetic design letting users pull of the screen on a whim with a quick tug.The magnetic keyboard adds even more storage with a 500GB hard drive.The Switch V 10 will be available soon in the coming months and in multiple colors starting at US$249 approx.AU$275 / £135 Business classAcer also introduced a new TravelMate P2 business laptop that will be available in 14 and 15.6-inch screen sizes.Acer claims its latest business notebook is designed to exceed the needs of the office with sixth Generation Intel Core processors, NVIDIA GeForce 940M discrete graphics, up to 32GB of DDR4 system memory and Windows 10 Pro.Users and also add an optional DVD drive and, interestingly, a backlighting for the keyboard.
Acer's Switch V 10 has a 10-inch screen Credit: AcerWindows 10 PC prices have been slowly creeping up, but some new back-to-school Switch tablet/laptop hybrid devices from Acer may be attractive to those on a shoestring budget.Intel is phasing out Cherry Trail over time in favor of new Pentium and Celeron chips code-named Apollo Lake, which will become available later this year.The hybrids will be available in the U.S. and Europe in July, and in China in September.Acer also announced new laptops: the TravelMate P249 with a 14-inch screen, and the P259 with 15.6-inch screen.The laptops can be configured with Intel Skylake chips, Nvidia's GeForce 940M GPUs and up to 32GB of DDR4 memory.The PCs were announced ahead of the Computex trade show next week in Taipei.